My Little Ponies of the Apocalypse (revisited)

Famine Pony. War Pony. Pestilence Pony. And, most importantly, Death Pony. I’m teaching a class on Revelation 6 for my high school group on Sunday, which means I get to talk about the Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse. So, I will almost certainly introduce the lesson with this fabulous little video. I’ve posted this before, but I thought it was worth reposting in honor of the upcoming lesson.

Make sure you catch Death Pony. That’s my favorite.


About Marc Cortez

Theology Prof and Dean at Western Seminary, husband, father, & blogger, who loves theology, church history, ministry, pop culture, books, and life in general.

Posted on October 28, 2011, in Humor, New Testament and tagged , . Bookmark the permalink. 6 Comments.

  1. Sorry, but I don’t find this kind of satire funny or humorous, over the Text of Holy Scripture, and especially over the Book of Revelation! Myself, I think of a John Calvin, who would simply but profoundly NOT write on the Book because of his fear of both God and theText!

    • No worries. I’m well aware that I have a pretty twisted sense of humor. I hope it didn’t scar you too badly.

      • Mark: No you did not “scar” me, but I am “scared”… I just DO “tremble” myself before the Word of God, even the Written Word! I know, I am just old, and old school! 😉 If I could write one thing before I died, it would be to this one effort and desire, to incline the Fear of the Lord, for here is true Wisdom! But let me recommend a grand effort here, from an Anglican in the 18th and 19th century, and his Commentary on Proverbs, in the Geneva Series (The Banner Of Truth Trust), by Charles Bridges. No one has topped this fine work, both spiritually & theologically in my opinion! 🙂

        *I am not seeking to be overly spiritual here, just seeking God In Christ: “Let the word of Christ dwell in you richly, teaching and admonishing one another in all wisdom.” (Col. 3:16)

  2. I have a picture of a heavyset woman sitting on a pony. Or perhaps it’s a burro. Are ponies burros? Either way, the creature has a look in its big dark eyes.

    I’ve always suspected that ponies are angry animals, much more angry than horses. At the pumpkin-patch pony ride this weekend, I snatched my kid away just as one of the little volcanoes was about to erupt, if I can apply such a metaphor to a small herbivore like that.

    Go back to the original Amharic scroll and you will discover that the Book of Revelation actually specifies the Four Ponymen of the Apocalypse. If you doubt this, pray about it.

    Thank you.

  3. Famine Pony visited our home this morning. The coffee bean grinder broke… alas, what to do?

    • Now that’s truly tragic. I hope I didn’t introduce Famine Pony into your house and cause this turmoil.

      You could try using a cheese grater, but watch your knuckles. 🙂

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